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Friday, December 4, 2009

SOS Answered

The wonderful typewriter is from the collection of my friend, Don Wiegand, artist extraordinaire. Previously I've blogged about the fight to save his studio from eminent domain seizure. Today I received a confirmation email that the battle has been won! The studio and property have been preserved. What a wonderful gift for the holiday season!

The typewriter reminds me that in between household chores and working to get ready for Christmas, I need to get back to writing. I have a Chicken Soup idea simmering, and am even thinking about starting to toy with Behind City Streets, my NaNo novel (can you say NaNo novel three times fast?).

Whatever you may have on your busy weekend agenda, I hope you can take some time out to relax, and enjoy the gentle sounds of silver bells.


BECKY said...

Hi Pat! Awesome news, indeed, about the typewriter store. I love old typewriters. I wish I still had the one my parents and older sisters used way back when. One thing, in particular, that has stayed with me since I toured Margaret Mitchell's apartment in Atlanta, Georgia many years ago, is the fact that she wrote "Gone With the Wind" on an old typewriter. Can you imagine doing that now?? No "delete" buttons? No "copy and paste"?? Oh my goodness!! The marvel of it all!!

The Word Place said...

The picture of the typewriter brings back memories of my father's Underwood upright--weighed a ton! He tossed it when it wore out--wish I could've rescued it somehow.

Yes! NaNoNovel--work on it!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad the campaign was a success.

Ann Summerville said...

I'm pleased that the battle has been won. Too often the outcome is dismal. I love the picture of the old typewriter. Not unlike the one I learned to type on many years ago.
Can't wait to hear more about your NaNo Novel. The title is intriguing.